Dont feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. Unhealthy relationships will seriously delay your hopes of recovery.
Are you stuck in any difficult relationships that repeatedly hurt or disappoint you? Why do we allow people to steal our sense of self and cause chaos in our lives?
Whether you’re dealing with your best friend since the primary school, a family member, your parents, a significant other or your boss, it is time to free yourself from the effects of toxic relationships.
Family ties and/or association does not equate to ownership of you, your feelings, or your needs as an individual. You have the right to remove toxic people from every area of your life. If you don’t, you are essentially saying, “You treat me badly. There’s nothing I can do about it, so I just have to deal with it.”
Despite what you’ve been told, or raised to believe, you ABSOLUTELY have the right to cut your ties. No one, no matter who they are, or what position they hold in your life, has the right to infect your environment with negativity.
No one has the right to make you feel bad about who you are, cause you to feel fear or hurt of any kind, or try to force you to live the life they think is best for you. You are not responsible for the actions of grown people capable of taking responsibility for themselves and their behavior.
The longer you stay in these unhealthy relationships, the more you delay doing the important work you need to do, such as healing your wounds. Take a step back and ask yourself if your time is best spent excusing their inexcusable behavior, or if there are areas of your life you’d rather spend your time and energy on. Your time could be spent helping you grow and achieve your dreams.
Show yourself far more love and respect. Be good to yourself. Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.